The Lila is the newest stroller from Maxi-Cosi. This is a great new addition to the Maxi-Cosi family that many parents will like. The weight of the stroller is 28lbs and it can be trasnformed to a double stroller by adding the DuoKit (sold separelty) so it will grow with your family. Also with this stroller you don’t need to buy carrycot since Maxi Cosi created the most ergonomic memory foam inlay for your newborn (from 0 to 4 months) and footmuff that is included will arrange perfect place for your baby.
So what’s included:
Let’s see the features:
I’d like to start review from the ergonomic ShapeofYou inlay, I think it’s really great thing that created Maxi-Cosi together with pediatricians. With this inlay newborn will feel safety and the shaped cavity reduces pressure under the head thereby helping to prevent flat-head syndrome.
Also I think this is good opportunity to save money and not to buy the bassinet. You just need to recline the seat into the flat position, under the matress in the leg rest area you can find hidden part of the fabric, you need to pull it up and the bassinet is ready. In the cold weather you can cover legrest with footmuff so you receive full place for the newborn.
As for me the main reason that you don’t need to buy the bassinet is that Maxi-Cosi Lila has reversible seat.
You can put the seat face to you so you will be able to see the baby and he or she will do the same. The eye contact gives you and your lovely newborn a sense of calm and as a result good sleep.
The Maxi-Cosi Lila has the reversible mattress that keeps toddlers comfortable throughout the year regardless of the temperature; breathable 3D mesh for the summer; soft fleece for the winter. The seat liner is removable and washable.
The seat has three recline postions, the important thing that you will need only one hand for using lever that is located in the legrest. I have double feeling about such recline location, from one side some people say that there is no difference, but as for me, to recline it to the sitting position I will need to squat, not very comfortable.
Tha canopy is large, has three position, but doesn’t have peekaboo window. It has small mesh window, you can use it for better airventilation in hot summer days.
The Lila’s canopy is decorated with reflective pattern.
The Lila doesn’t have pop out sunvisor, but as for me it’s not a big deal since Maxi-Cosi integrated bug net into the canopy. So the baby will be protected from the mosquitos and bright sunlight.
The Lila has padded adjustable 5-point harness with center release buckle.
The handle bar is telescopic. You can adjust it by pressing a bottom button in the middle of the handle and pulling it out. The stylish leatherette accent gives personality to the stroller.
Bamper bar and child tray are included. The bamper bar is swing-away, removable and can be easily cleaned from sticky fingers. Also child tray is good option for toddlers, you can put in it some snacks, bottle or some toys.
Maxi-Cosi introduced a new type of storage basket. It just pulls right out and has two handles. So you can go shopping, put all your grocries and items in, then just remove it and place it on the belt so they can scan it and put again back. Also it nice thing, when for example you need to take your child with you but stroller you don’t need in that place, so you can put all necessary items in the tote and take your kid with you. I think it’s very interesting and usefull basket, but the thing I don’t like is that you can put in it maximum 2kg/4.4 lbs.
The Lila has step on – step off brakes that located near rear wheels. Near the right wheel is red indicator and it means stop, near the left is the white one and means go. Super comfartable. It’s also unusual type of brake system, but I think it’s rather useful.
Lila rolls on four SmoothRide long-lasting wheels, this is the new bimaterial wheels for greater durability, also all wheels has suspensions. The front wheels are swivel but can be locked straight for more maneuverability.
The Lila has one-hand folding system. The stroller can be folded with the seat or without. You need to take away the tote (if it’s not empty) then on the handle bar you pull upper button with your thumb and push bottom button and pull it down. To unfold you press the same button and pull it up. Really easy. The only thing I dont like is folded dimensions, the stroller is rather bulky.
Travel system option
Maxi-Cosi Lila compatible with Mico infant car seats using the included adapters.
If you decided that you need carrycot you can purchase it. You have two options: Orio or Jade (carrycot for Cars). Thanks to the 2-click system that allows smooth, easy attachment to the stroller frame. Both bassinets designed for a baby from birth and up to 20 lbs (from birth up to approx. 6 months). There is comfortable and spacious mattress inside the carrycot. The back of the canopy can be opened for additional air ventilation.
Two mode option
You can turn the Lila into the duo stroller so if you have siblings, twins or planning to have – you can purchase Lila Duo Kit. The adapters is already built in the seat, very easy to install. But there is one important thing, second seat is intended for children from 6 months and up to 50 lb. So you can’t use it for newborn twins for example.
Dimensions and weight
- Newborn inlay: 0-4 months
- Recommended from birth to 50 lb
- Folded L 37” x W 24” x H 16.5” (with seat and wheels),
- Unfolded L 41” x W 24” x H 39”-41”
- Weight: 28 lb.
- 2 year warranty
The Maxi-Cosi Lila is available in 4 colors: nomad red, nomad black, nomad grey, nomad blue, nomad sand, sparkling grey.
Maxi-Cosi Lila is newest stylish, chic and modern stroller, you can get it for around $799. I really like this stroller, I don’t see a lot of cons, the only thing I don’t like is folded dimensions of the stroller, it looks really bulky. From other side I see a lot of pros, like comfortable reversible seat with ShapeOfYou inlay for newborn, large canopy, unusual storage basket, all-wheels suspensions, possibilty of instalation second seat and a lot of accessories. So I think the price is justified by the quality and quantity of possible accessories.